Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Review: Landry Park By: Bethany Hagen

Landry ParkLandry Park by Bethany Hagen
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

A dystopian United States that is run by the Gentry and served by the Rootless. A different world fueled by energy nuclear type energy charges created by Jacob Landry. Since then a special group, the Uprisen, a few of the founding Gentry, have been making all the decisions for the Country (the man behind the curtain type of idea). There is also a law in place about the firstborn holding the inheritance of the land and title, the necessity to marry, and to produce heirs.
Madeline Landry, descendent of Jacob, heir to Landry Park, is suffering from PLRGS (Poor Little Rich Girl Syndrome). Oh, If you could only find something likeable about her or her friends or the men that surround her - or her dilemma, to help the poor that repulse her or to go to the University like she always dreamed but she to marry to do so.
The author thinly disguises I think her political and environmental stance in a fictional teen book that lacks substance. I really wanted to like this, it was marketed like crazy, the blurb was interesting, but even the ending was disappointing. What was supposed to be the climatic event was a letdown for all the buildup (or attempted buildup). If you want to try to check this book out, do so from the library.

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